Tag Archives: legal portals

Online portals and general sources of information, advice and referral

Many jurisdictions have a lead site or sites which provides some combination of information, assistance and referral. The balance between the three functions differs which makes comparison difficult – but not impossible. This, however, is the direction in which we should go. It is notable that the last year has been characterised less by any … Continue reading Online portals and general sources of information, advice and referral

ORBIT: not just a chewing gum

An integrated online referral and booking system is not exactly the most sexy use of technology in the access to justice field. But, Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) claims that its new system, ORBIT, halves the time previously taken and extends the service provided by VLA and  the community legal centres which are now using it. … Continue reading ORBIT: not just a chewing gum

Another country; another way

The US Legal Services Corporation is promoting a blog which tracks progress on one of its key technology projects – access to justice portals for two contrasting states, Hawaii and Alaska, which will hopefully serve as a model for others. The project is a partnership with Pro Bono Net (which is what you expect: a … Continue reading Another country; another way

A Better Internet for Legal Help: more sleeping with Google

Recent discussion of ‘sleeping with google’ prompted a tweet from Stanford Center on the Legal Profession to the effect that ’Margaret Hagan and her Legal Design Lab ‘ have been working on this project for over a year with Google and Microsoft … You can see more at … A Better Internet for Legal Help.’ … Continue reading A Better Internet for Legal Help: more sleeping with Google

LexisNexis extends a hand

LexisNexis, the international legal technology company and publisher, provided one of the most interesting contributions to the Civil Justice Council’s December forum in London from its committee on litigants in person. Senior executives Christian Fleck and James Harper presented what the former called the ‘foundation for a ten year vision’ of the impact that the … Continue reading LexisNexis extends a hand